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Merlindale 5 Self-contained, two Bed/two Bath Apt. by River Tweed

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Merlindale 5 Self-contained, two Bed/two Bath Apt. by River Tweed

Merlindale 5 Self-contained, two Bed/two Bath Apt. by River Tweed

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)58 min drive
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Zoo60 min drive
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile67 min drive
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle67 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
2583 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Merlindale 5 Self-contained, two Bed/two Bath Apt. by River Tweed

Family-friendly apartments in Biggar
Merlindale (Industry Standard We're Good to Go) Holiday Apartment is part of a Victorian Country House set in 16 acres of beautiful parkland by the River Tweed. It has its own entrance and parking space and is very quiet and peaceful in the middle of stunning countryside. It has just been upgraded and refurbished to a very high standard and has been awarded a 5 star classification grade from the Scottish Tourist Board. It sleeps 4 very comfortably and consists of, one double bedroom with king size bed, one twin room, large lounge with log burning stove and dining area, well equipped kitchen with dining area and separate utility room and two bathrooms. The hall is large and has a table tennis table available for use of guests. All linen is provided together with central heating, hot water, logs and toiletries (Highland Soap) and a welcome pack of food containing freshly baked bread, butter, tea, coffee, milk, jams, cereals, free range eggs and Border biscuits.

Reviews.: We have been open since the 2007 season but the guests we have had have ranged from couples to families. The quality of the accommodation has been praised, the location which is just beautiful has been admired, the grounds and privacy have also been acclaimed.

2019 July: Wonderful place, we spent marvellous days in this nice apartment with its high standard of equipment, and enjoyed the beautiful garden and environment. The children had a lot of fun with the table tennis.(Sabine. Germany)

2007 Reviews: ‘ A lovely apartment and great short break.’ Ross, Toni and Katie. Falkirk.
‘ A wonderful apartment and hosts.’ Graham and Robin..Chelsea, London.
‘Fab. break, children loved the grounds.’ Susan, Robert, Daniel and Oliver. South Lanarkshire.
‘ Had a wonderful short break- some excellent walks from the front door. Apartment really relaxing.’ Jane and Steve. Lewisham, London.
‘ Lovely house, beautiful gardens and very tranquil stay. The McIntyres. Lancaster.
‘ Much enjoyed staying in this spacious apartment and found there was so much to do we must come again.’ Bess and Pat, Anne and John. Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
‘ We had a most enjoyable stay. Thank you.’ Ian and Janet. Perth,Australia. Jane and John.
‘Lovely and tranquil apartment.’ Eve and Dougie. Fife.
‘ A wonderful place. We get married today and so Merlindale will always have a place in our memories.’ Suzy and Jeffrey. London.

2007 Reviews: ‘ Splendid three day break in a lovely location. Extremely comfortable. Many thanks. Barbara and Bob. Munich, Germany.
‘ This is a “gem” in the Borders. Your little touches of tea, real coffee, slippers and wonderful eggs are wonderful. Very tranquil. A well stocked kitchen. Even in the rain and cold this is an idyllic spot. Thank you.’ Carol and Bruce, Ellen and Robert. Salmon Arm B.C. Canada.
‘ We had a great week, lots to do. Appreciated the many small luxuries here! Many thanks!
Jean and Paul, Lenny and Dougie. Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Table football
  • Ping pong table
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 2583 sq ft (240 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and a deadlock

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Merlindale 5 Self-contained two Bed/two Bath Apt. River Tweed
Merlindale 5 Self contained two Bed/two Bath Apt. by River Tweed
Merlindale 5 Self contained two Bed/two Bath Apt. by River Tweed
Merlindale 5 Self contained two Bed/two Bath Apt. by River Tweed
Merlindale 5 Self-contained two Bed/two Bath Apt. River Tweed

About this area


Located in Biggar, this apartment is in a rural area and in the mountains. Local points of interest include Traquair House. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby fishing, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding, cycling and mountain biking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dawyck Botanic Garden - 4 min drive
  • Moat Park Heritage Centre - 11 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 60 min drive
  • Royal Mile - 67 min drive
  • Edinburgh Castle - 67 min drive

Getting around

  • Carstairs Station - 21 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 58 min drive


  • The Laural bank - 4 min drive
  • Laurel Bank - 4 min drive
  • Dawyck Cafe - 6 min drive
  • K-Wok Chinese Takeaway - 10 min drive
  • Townhead Fish & Chips - 10 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Hidden Gem
Lovely getaway in what felt a very remote part of the Scottish Borders, but is very close to Peebles and Biggar. It's got everything you need for a relaxing time away, we'll definitely be back!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place, great location
Had a great relaxing time here. Lots of beautiful scenery, walks, wildlife and history all around. Very comfortable accommodation.

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous apartment in beautiful location
The owners of the property were wonderful, they sent clear instructions prior to our arrival. The apartment is huge, it has absolutely everything anyone could possibly want - full size fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven and hob, lots of crockery, glasses and cutlery. A “Welcome Pack” was a very thoughtful gift as well as being utterly delicious. The property is set in a beautiful part of Scotland and within spectacular grounds. If you need a peaceful place to regain your sanity this is definitely the place for you. We wholeheartedly recommend this property.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic tune in a beautiful part of the borders. Plenty of heritage places to visit.
Merlindale is an exceptional apartment with everything you could possible need. Very comfortable and warm.

5/5 Excellent

A lovely property
Well worth a visit